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FILE PHOTO: JINWOO CHONG/THE HOYA | In 2016, students voted in favor of a referendum that endorsed banning the use of tobacco and smoke products on campus.

University Commits to Smoke-Free Campus by 2020

Georgetown University is set to ban the use of tobacco products on campus in August 2020, more than two years after students voted in a student government referendum to create a smoke-free campus. Smoking and other tobacco use will be prohibited within Georgetown University owned buildings and grounds, according to[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY | Alliances in international relations will remain necessary to U.S. foreign policy going forward, according to former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

US Military Must Learn From Past Mistakes, Hagel Says

The military can counter domestic social injustices and correct foreign policy mistakes by increasing accountability and responsibility within its leadership, former Secretary of Defense and former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) said April 24. Hagel spoke at a fireside chat, an informal conversation sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: AMBER GILLETTE/THE HOYA | The Office of Planning and Facilities Management is asking administrators and students for feedback prior to conducting renovations in the International Cultural Center. The renovations are expected to improve the galleria and other common spaces in the ICC.

Georgetown Set to Renovate ICC and Reiss Buildings

  Renovations are planned in the next year for both the Reiss Science Building and the Intercultural Center on an unreleased timeline to address structural and functional concerns in the two buildings. The renovations in Reiss and the ICC mark the first time the Office of Planning and Facilities Management[Read More…]

by April 26, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
GU UNDOCUMENTED STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES During the third annual Undocuweek

3rd Annual UndocuWeek Features Expanded Programming

A Georgetown University group that promotes accessible education for youth without documentation hosted three more events than last year and increased the number of co-sponsorship opportunities with student organizations during its third annual UndocuWeek.   Through UndocuWeek, which runs from April 6 to April 12, GU Undocumented Student Support Services aims[Read More…]

@SECNIELSEN/TWITTER | Kevin McAleenan, the current commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is set to replace  Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94), who resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday.

Alumna Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Homeland Security Secretary

Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as secretary of homeland security Sunday, marking the 48th senior official to depart President Donald Trump’s administration. Nielsen has helmed the Department of Homeland Security since December 2017, leading the Trump administration’s immigration policies and supporting the construction of a barrier along[Read More…]

by April 7, 2019 1 comment City News, News, News - Top
FILE PHOTO: ASHLEY CHEN/THE HOYA | Three priests credibly accused of sexual assault worked at the Woodstock Theological Center, which operated from 1973 to 2013. Though the center was run independently by Jesuits, Woodstock had several ties to campus life, including student employees.

Abusers Lived, Worked at Campus Jesuit Spaces

The Woodstock Theological Center moved into Old Ryan, now known as Ida Ryan Hall, in 1978. Over the next several decades, three priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct would work at Woodstock, a Jesuit-run research institution housed on Georgetown’s campus. All three lived in the Woodstock Theological Residence, two blocks[Read More…]

FILE PHOTO: ALEXANDER BROWN | Georgetown is one of eight universities under investigation by the Department of Education for potentially violating education regulations tied to the admissions bribery scheme.

Education Department Investigates Admissions Bribery at GU

The U.S. Department of Education launched an investigation into eight universities, including Georgetown, for potential misconduct relating to the admissions bribery scheme Monday. The investigation comes two weeks after former university tennis coach Gordon Ernst was indicted by federal prosecutors for falsely designating applicants as recruits to the Georgetown tennis[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
NATALISE ISÉ/THE HOYA The McDonough School of Business along with the McCourt School of Public Policy both

GU Grad Schools Rank Highly in New National, Global Surveys

The McCourt School of Public Policy and the McDonough School of Business both performed well in recently released nationwide and global surveys, with the MSB named first in the world for having the best-trained MBAs. The McCourt School moved up across three specialty categories in the latest U.S. News &[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments News, News - Top
WOODSTOCK THEOLOGICAL CENTER ARCHIVES | Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., was credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in Indiana before he became a professor at Georgetown, according to a report by the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Gannon Abused Minors, Adults Across 3 Institutions; Later Taught Sociology at GU

In 1983, Fr. Thomas M. Gannon, S.J., received the faculty member of the year award from Loyola University Chicago for his work as chair of the sociology department. The same year, Gannon left Loyola to become a professor at Georgetown University and the director of the Woodstock Theological Center in[Read More…]

JEAN DENIS BEUCHER/PINTEREST | Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., was plausibly accused of sexually abusing a minor at Holy Trinity Church on N Street, according to a December 2018 report by the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus.

Long-Time Georgetown Jesuit Casey Abused a Minor at Holy Trinity

During a long and storied career in Washington, D.C., Fr. Martin J. Casey, S.J., baptized the son of a president, held central roles in the Georgetown Jesuit Community and was buried on Georgetown’s campus. First, though, Casey was the pastor at Holy Trinity Church on N Street, less than a quarter-mile[Read More…]

by March 15, 2019 1 comment News, The Georgetown 14